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Revision & Self-Editing: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft Into a Finished Novel

Don't let the revision process intimidate you any longer. Discover how to successfully transform your first draft into a polished final draft readers won't be able to forget.

In "Write Great Fiction: Revision & Self-Editing," James Scott Bell draws on his experience as a novelist and instructor to provide specific revision tips geared toward the first read-through, as well as targeted self-editing instruction focusing on the individual elements of a novel like plot, structure, characters, theme, voice, style, setting, and endings. 

You'll learn how to: 

  • Write a cleaner first draft right out of the gate using Bell's plotting principles
  • Get the most out of revision and self-editing techniques by honing your skills with detailed exercises
  • Systematically revise a completed draft using the ultimate revision checklist that talks you through the core story elements 

Whether you're in the process of writing a novel, have a finished draft you don't know what to do with, or have a rejected manuscript you don't know how to fix, "Revision & Self-Editing" gives you the guidance you need to write and revise like a pro.

Product Details

  • Date available: 01/01/2010
  • Publication date: 04/30/2008
  • Return policy: 30 days

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Meet the Author: James Scott Bell

James Scott Bell is the #1 bestselling author of the writing book Plot & Structure, and thrillers like Deceived, Try Dying, Watch Your Back, One More Lie and many more. His short fiction has appeared in two anthologies and he is currently at work on a series of pulp style boxing stories featuring Irish Jimmy Gallagher. Under the pen name K. Bennett he is also the author of the Mallory Caine zombie legal thriller series, which begins with Pay Me in Flesh.

Jim served as fiction columnist for Writer's Digest magazine, to which he frequently contributes, and has written four craft books for Writer’s Digest Books: Plot & Structure, Revision &...

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